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One Day Ahead

A semester abroad in Australia, fourteen hours ahead of Ithaca

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This past semester has been a whirlwind of adventure, new people, places, cultures, learning, and fun. My time in Australia did not turn out how I expected, since I was unsure of what I would experience and everything was so new to me; it was better than I could have imagined! It would seem that Australia is very similar to the United States, and it is, but there are many noticeable...

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One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Sydney was that the general style of architecture was very different than it is in the northeast US. Residential houses vary in style depending on region, and city buildings range from Victorian to modern corporate skyscrapers. Sydney is known for the Opera House and its unique architecture designed to look like the sails of a ship. The...

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I am currently studying at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. Here are a few differences between UNSW and IC that I have noticed during my semester.

1) UNSW is huge with over 45,000 students enrolled. Ithaca has a student population of about 6,500

2) The UNSW campus and buildings are...

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 Before I left for Sydney, everyone kept telling me to be careful that I don't get bit, attacked, or even eaten by the large variety of dangerous animals and insects in Australia. Needless to say, all of these warnings and my research of Australian wildlife made me slightly nervous. 

 

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I have officially been in Sydney, Australia for a little less than a month, and I love it! In the relatively short time I have been here, I have experienced so much and I have met people from across the world. Here, I will be sharing my experiences and observations in Australia and provide an insight of what it is like living one day ahead.

When I landed in Sydney on February 19, I was...

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